ERIC Number: ED184980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Lessons of the Narragansetts.
Narraganset Tribal Education Project, Inc., Charleston, RI.
The curriculum guide presents lesson plans and suggested activities for a six-week mini course for secondary students on the culture and history of the Narragansett Indians. It is part of the Narragansett Tribe Ethnic Heritage Program. An outline of the general format and content suggests a time allotment for each of the 12 lessons. The lessons are divided into two phases. Phase I details the history of the tribe, covering prehistory, life in colonial America from 1492-1680, colonial expansion and conflicts arising from the expansion, tribal government, famous sachems, King Philip's War, and the states' attempt to dissolve the tribes. Phase II describes the Narragansett culture, including housing and family life, weapons and hunting, clothing, foods, weaving, pottery, tradition, customs, and ceremonies. Each lesson is prefaced by an outline listing 3-5 content objectives, as well as skills and affective objectives. Source materials are listed but not cited. Suggested activities include lectures, field trips, research, discussion, outside reading, films, maps, debates, role play, and various projects. Background information is written from the native American viewpoint. An appendix lists Rhode Island historical sites relating to native Americans. The bibliography suggests 17 books and articles for further reading. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Narraganset Tribal Education Project, Inc., Charleston, RI.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program Act; Narragansett (Tribe); Rhode Island
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 526.